A police officer was arrested in Quezon City after he shot dead a 52-year-old woman on Monday night, May 31, while he was supposedly under the influence of alcohol.
According to a police report, the victim was making a cigarette purchase at a store at about 9:30 p.m. when the suspect, Police Master Sergeant Hensie Zinampan, appeared and confronted her.
The two got into a heated argument, and the suspect allegedly drew his gun and shot the victim in the back of the head.
However, a statement from the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), citing the video that caught the incident and went viral online, noted that the policeman was already holding his gun before he approached the victim. The suspect then grabbed the victim and shot her at close range.
Police officers later responded at the crime scene, arrested the suspect, and confiscated the firearm used in the crime.
The PNP chief ordered to expedite the filing of the administrative case against the policeman to be subjected for immediate dismissal on top of the criminal case to be filed immediately against the suspect.